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About Emirate of Umm Al Quwain

About Umm Al Quwain

The Emirate of Umm Al Quwain is located on the coast of the Arabian Gulf and it stretches on about 24 kms along the coast between the Emirates of Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah. The Emirate’s capital, city of Umm Ai Quwain comprises the Ruler's office, establishments, banks, companies, banks, the Seaport, commercial markets, as well as the Research and Pisciculture Center, which helps in developing fisheries in the Emirate.

Umm Al Quwain Historical Background in Brief

The Emirate of Umm Ai Quwain, wrapped around an island-dotted lagoon, has a history that dates back to over 7000 years ago. The constitutional monarchy is governed under the Al Mualla family. The task of creation of independent Sheikhdom of Umm al Quwaim was accomplished by Sheikh Majid al Mualla, who belonged to the lineage of Al Ali tribe. The present-day monarch of Umm al Quwaim is Sheikh Saud bin Rashid al Mualla.

Where to stay in Umm Al Quwain

We bring you some of the top-most hotels and resorts to stay in Umm Ai Quwain:

Flamingo by Bin Majid: For a comfortable stay in Umm Ai Quwain, you can choose to stay here. The hotel is in close proximity to the beach and offers all the amenities to its guests.

Palma Beach Resort: Set in a picturesque setting, this resort offers a wide spectrum of both outdoor and indoor activities to make visitors’ stay a pleasant and memorable one. For more, visit: http://www.palmabeachuaq.com/our-resort.html

Hotel Royal Residence Umm al Quwain: The hotel offers a pleasant accommodation facility with modern amenities and a private beach. For more, visit: http://royalresidenceuaq.com/ 

Pearl Hotel: The hotel offers comfortable room accommodation at reasonable prices. The guests can also enjoy the experience of barbeque along the beach. For more, visit: http://www.pearlhotel.ae/ 

Activities to do in Umm Al Quwain

There are several activities you can choose to do in the Emirate of Umm AI Quwain, some of which include:

  • Adventure sports such as Jet Ski, sailing, etc.
  • Camel racing
  • Dhow building yard
  • Visit the islands
  • View a wide range of sea creatures at The Aquarium
  • Enjoy water activities at the Dreamland Aqua park

Sightseeing in Umm Al Quwain

You can spend your time by visiting the following places in Umm AI Quwain:

Umm al Quwaim Fort: The Fort is set in a picturesque landscape of Umm al Quwaim, facing the creek on one side and overlooking the sea on the other.

Al Dour: This historical site of Al–Dour gives an insight to the social and cultural trends of the population in the yesteryears. It also showcases several graves among the houses, and even public structures such as a fort and a temple.

Tell Abraq: Dated back to the 3rd Millennium BC, this historical site holds a significant archaeological interest and is often associated with the Wadi Suq Culture. The site was excavated in association with the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. It has a tomb and other remains that unravels the historic development of the region.

The Old Harbor: This site was used for marine activities in the past. The harbor overlooks the dhow building yard, wherein the skilled craftsmen put together these traditional boats.

Shopping malls in Umm Al Quwain

Lulu Center Umm al Quwain is the one-stop destination for all the shopping needs such as home décor, apparels, grocery and much more.

Museums in Umm Al Quwain

Umm al Quwain Museum displays artifacts from different historical and cultural sites in Umm AI Quwain. It has an interesting collection of weapons that were used in the course of historical events that followed in the development of Umm al Quwain.

How to commute in the Emirate of Umm AI Quwain?

You can choose to travel by a private car or taxi. The public transportation primarily relies on hired taxi or shuttle services offered by the hotels.